Monthly allowances

It is very simple. We - Imam and Agus & Martine - have "enough" and would like to do something for those who definitely haven't. Can't be simpler.
Smartine Indonesia Travel donates a certain percentage of every tour and Imam searches monthly for sponsors.

miss kemiatiMiss Kemiati is more than 50 years old. Her birthday is unknown.
She lives together with her younger sister. Both are widows. Miss Kemiati's husband died a long time ago. They didn't get any children. Kemiati's sister doesn't have children either.


Living conditions miss Kemiati

Miss Kemiati's house isn't bigger than about 4 x 5 m. It is a 1 room house. A room divider seperates the entrance and front room from her bed.
There is also a tiny bathroom with a water container and a toilet. The kitchen can be found in the back of her square room.


Uncertain income

Her income is a struggle. As she is getting old, average life expectancy for female Indonesians is 71.2 years, getting a job is hard. Besides the vicious circle in which she finds herself is hard to break through. Good quality food, let alone information about food, is far out of her reach. Just a daily meal with white rice and fried soy cake, if lucky also some vegetables, isn't exactly the kind of food that keeps one spirited and going. To make ends meet, she sells chips for a living. She sells them at small restaurants in the neighborhood.


Buying potatoes, selling chips

If she has money she goes to the market early morning to buy potatoes. She then processes these potatoes in her tiny house to a product she can sell.
Peeling and chopping the potatoes. Frying the chopped potatoes. Divides them in small portions to package them in small plastic bags. The plastic she seals with a candle.
She then sells the chips per 10. Consignment.


Helping hands

Without children and a husband, difficulties in finding a job, a low energy level, and the uncertain selling of chips, she defenitely needs support.
Her younger sister isn't working either.

Every now and then, neighbours help out... Not only with money, but also with rice and vegetables.
As the social structure in the kampong still exists, she gets yearly some small help from the mosque. A few days before Hari Raya the mosque in the kampong divides the zakat. Zakat is the giving of alms to the poor and needy. It is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory upon every adult Muslim of sound mind and means. Then Kemiati gets 10 kg of rice and IDR 100,000, about USD 7.25.




Miss Kimiati entered the programme in April 2018.

2018 - - - 50 75 100  50 100   100  75  75 75 
GRAND TOTAL                       700






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